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Bus from Northern Chile to Arequipa, Peru

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Bus from Northern Chile to Arequipa, Peru

Doe anyone know if there´s a direct bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa, or do you change bus at Arica & get a different one to arequipa? Which companies offer this?

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1. Re: Bus from Northern Chile to Arequipa, Peru

There is at least one direct bus (Turbus) from SPA to Arica. It leaves just before 9 pm and gets in at about 6 am. If you want to cross the border the same day, take a 'colectivo', a shared taxi across to Tacna. The drivers get you through as fast as possible. This is quicker and cheaper than an international bus across the border. Check which bus station the buses to Arequipa leave from and that the colectivo will drop you there. There should be good information on the Perú forum about the best bus company from Tacna to Arequipa and bus times.

If you have time, you might opt for a night in Arica or Tacna.

Be careful in all bus stations and stay attached to your belongings at all times.

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